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The Best of Both Worlds 30 miles north of Chicago


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On the Cover Lake Forest College truly offers the best of both worlds. A beautiful 107-acre residential campus in an ideal location with easy access to Chicago just 30 miles south, where students have the opportunity to live, intern, and study. Turn to page 6 to learn more.

The more I read about Lake Forest, the more I realized it had all the criteria I was looking for: small, low professor-to-student ratio, beautiful campus, great location, strong academics, and a well-balanced student body. It was the perfect choice for me.

Plan for Success

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• Forester Career Plan • Great careers & top graduate programs Faculty, Scholars, Advisors

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• Direct access to professors gives you an edge • Professors do all the teaching and advising

— Cleo Hehn Major: Art

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• Access to top internships • Powerful alumni network helps students Forester Spirit

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• Campus happenings • Award-winning community Lake Forest at a Glance

The Best of Both Worlds

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• Beautiful residential campus in one of the safest cities in Illinois • Easy access to Chicago

• Majors and minors • Facts and figures

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2. The ForesTer Career Plan no oTher PlaCe PrePares you For liFe aFTer College beTTer Than lake ForesT.

 step one: • Attend career events and get one-on-one career coaching • Join a club and build leadership experience

 step Two: • Declare your major(s) • Attend information sessions about off-campus study and internships • Pursue job shadowing or volunteer opportunities

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ForesTer Career FaCTs • Ninety-four percent of graduates secured jobs, chose to attend graduate school, or volunteer positions within six months of graduation. • More than 1,800 alumni and students are connected through the Lake Forest College Alumni Network on LinkedIn – about 25 percent of the group's members hold senior level positions. • More than 90 percent of students use the services of the Career Advancement Center. • Nearly 700 companies and organizations recruited on campus last year. • Nearly half of all students double major. You can declare up to two majors and one minor or one major and two minors, providing maximum employability.

• Study for a semester off campus • Complete up to three for-credit internships • Update your résumé with a career coach • Network with alumni • Create your grad school short list and take test-prep courses • Attend the Get Hired job fair and Speed Networking events

 Final step: • Attend conferences and recruiting events in Chicago • Identify job openings with help from the CAC and your network • Prepare for job interviews with your career coach • Submit graduate school applications

Experienced career advisors meet one-on-one with students, coaching them through the various phases of career development.

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I attended a seminar at the Career Advancement Center my first year and immediately realized that what they offer is tremendously valuable. There's a great support network, and I have received very personalized guidance.

– stefan Zaharinov Major: Biology, Minor: Business

Alex Lipsey '15 attends the MAP Your Future event: Choose your Major, Find your Advisor, Make a Plan.

Great Careers & top Graduate proGrams Here’s wHere some recent graduates Have gone: Graduate School:


Medical School University of Illinois - Chicago

Abbott Laboratories

Law School University of Notre Dame Dental School Michigan State University Master’s in Journalism S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University Master’s of Science in Nursing Rush University Medical Center

ABC 7 Aon Hewitt Axiom Consulting Partners Baxter Healthcare Chicago Bulls Chicago Dept. of Public Health Citigroup Colorado Rockies Baseball Club

Master’s in Accounting University of Michigan

Coyote Logistics

Master’s in Teaching Northwestern University

Fidelity Investments

PhD in Mathematics University of Rochester

New York Daily News

PhD in Economics Cornell University

Environmental Protection Agency International Institute of Clinical Research Nomad Entertainment Group Peace Corps Pfizer


4. direct Access to fAculty experts ...

Access to distinguished fAculty is A serious AdvAntAge for our students and creates many opportunities.

Our professors have received their PhDs from the finest graduate programs in the country. They are award-winning scholars whose research is supported by grants from the most prestigious organizations. They are experts in their fields and widely quoted in the media. And, most importantly, they are teachers and mentors who care deeply about their students’ success. They get to know their students well and offer advice and guidance that is relevant for each student's personal goals. Ahmad Sadri, James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies and professor of sociology, is a regular commentator for National Public Radio in Chicago, BBC, and Voice of America, and is the author of several books.

sChoLArs ... TEAChErs ... MEnTors ... “Lake Forest College has helped me mature in ways that would not have been likely had I gone to a larger university. I’m amazed at how qualified the professors are, but even more amazed at the amount of time they will spend with you outside of class. The connections I have forged with professors here have given me an advantage for my future plans of graduate school.” – David Curie Majors: Math and Physics

Professor of Biology Anne Houde’s research studies on behavioral ecology with guppies has been published in numerous journals including Science, Evolution, and Proceedings of the Royal Society, often with her students as co-authors.

• Ninety-eight percent of faculty hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field from places such as Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania. • Faculty have been awarded grants and fellowships and recognized for their research and teaching by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Department of Education. • Lake Forest professors are regularly contacted for expert comment on stories from media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, The Korea Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Forbes Magazine, NBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, and many others.

“I teach in a small classroom where I can make eye contact with each student and answer questions. And, after class, they know they can come see me in my office. That’s why I love teaching here.” – Kent Grote, PhD Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Robert Baade, the A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business, is internationally recognized for his work in the field of sports economics, and is one of the most widely quoted experts in the field. Professor Baade has published multiple research studies for organizations and think tanks such as the Brookings Institution, and has consulted on numerous projects throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Ann Roberts, the James D. Vail III Professor of Art History, is a specialist in the areas of ancient, medieval, and early modern art history. Professor Roberts is an author of the texbook Janson’s History of Art, one of the most widely used undergraduate art textbooks.


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Lake Forest College In The Loop is an off-campus program that runs every semester. This experiential program allows students to engage in an immersive academic program, while completing an internship tailored to their professional goals. Students enjoy a rich educational and professional experience while living in a major American city that boasts a truly international reach.

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4. 8. At LAke Forest, iF you wAnt An internship united Airlines “Working in the Chicago offices of United Airlines in Willis Tower, as they were merging with Continental Airlines, was a powerful experience. I gained valuable skills working with the Talent Acquisition team. Kelly Penry, managing director of talent acquisition for United and a graduate of Lake Forest College, was a real mentor to me. The experience definitely influenced my career path and broadened my college experience beyond campus and the classroom.” -Shivani Jethwa Majors: Business and Psychology

our LocAtion neAr chicAgo provides Access to top internships And A powerFuL ALumni network.

the Art institute of chicago “My internship in the Ryerson and Burnham Library at the Art Institute of Chicago provided me with outstanding professional experience and gave me a clearer direction for the future. It also provided me with a competitive edge in applying to graduate schools for a degree in Library and Information Sciences. Taking this internship at such an outstanding institution was one of the best decisions in my academic and professional life.” -Kelly Haberstroh Major: English: Writing Minor: Studio Art

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Morgan Stanley “My internship at Morgan Stanley, working with an alumnus who is a vice president, gave me the opportunity to develop my financial skills in a real business atmosphere. I learned how to communicate effectively to clients and executives, all while learning about the financial markets and their tendencies.” -Blake O’Keefe Major: Economics

ExpEriEncE GivES Our StudEntS an EdGE. Our internship program is one of the most comprehensive in the Midwest. In fact, students can pursue up to three internships. We believe so strongly in internships that we’re making plans to offer them to students as early as their sophomore year—an opportunity rarely allowed at other colleges and universities. And with Chicago so close by, students will find a range of choices for internships in a variety of businesses and organizations. Some recent ones include:

• ABC 7 • Bank of China

• Misericordia

• Chicago Blackhawks

• Northwestern Mutual

• Chicago Botanic Garden

• Ogilvy & Mather

• Chicago Bulls

• Rolling Stone Magazine

• Coyote Logisitcs

• Shedd Aquarium

• Merrill Lynch

• U.S. Green Building Council



FoReSTeRS Have SpIRIT You’ll never run out of things to do at Lake Forest; there’s always something happening on campus. Here’s just a sample of some of the activities and events planned.

For up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening right now on campus, check out

Fall Involvement Fair

Speed Networking


Homecoming & Family Weekend

Spring Break Service Trip

Ry's Color Run


AwArd-winning community

Our students are very supportive of each other and take pride in our campus community. They are active and engaged and look for opportunities to make a difference—both on campus and off. It’s no surprise that they embrace community service with the spirit that they do and they do it together.

— william dlugokienski

Director of the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth

At Lake Forest college, community service is a big part of co-curricular life on campus. Lake Forest College is nationally recognized for outstanding community building. The College is the recipient of two awards from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI)*: “President of the Year,” for President Stephen Schutt’s support of “outside the classroom learning,” and “Outstanding Service Project of the Year,” recognizing the College’s programs and leaders that make a difference on campus and in the community. In addition, the U.S. government named Lake Forest to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll three years in a row. * The ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization comprised of students and administrators of colleges and universities around the U.S. and in several other countries. Their mission is to develop a campus community through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services.

Students volunteer as tutors and mentors, lead sports clinics, facilitate reading programs, and prepare hands-on academic experiences for elementary school students through North Chicago Community Partners.

Lake Forest’s Relay For Life was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Top Net Income Growth and All-Star Awards. Student organizations hold events to raise money for a variety of charities.

12. At LAke Forest, choose A combinAtion oF mAjors thAt you wAnt to study. Areas of Study

Students can declare up to two majors and one minor or one major and two minors. African American Studies American Studies Area Studies Art • Studio Art • Art History Asian Studies Biology Business Chemistry Cinema Studies Classical Studies Communication Computer Science Digital Media Design Economics Education • Elementary • Secondary • K-12 • Education Studies • MAT Engineering (Dual Degree) English • Literature • Writing Environmental Studies Finance History Honors Seminar Independent Scholar International Relations Islamic World Studies

Latin American Studies Law (Dual Degree) Legal Studies Mathematics Modern Languages and Literatures • Arabic • Chinese • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Portuguese • Spanish Music Music Education Neuroscience Pharmacy (Dual Degree) Philosophy Physics Politics Psychology Religion Social Justice Sociology and Anthropology Theater Urban Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Accelerated Programs Three-year BA programs in communication and philosophy Dual-Degree Programs in law, international studies, engineering, and pharmacy Independent Scholars Lake Forest students can design their own majors to meet specific academic needs and interests. Academic Resources Career Advancement Center Math Center Writing Center Graduate Programs Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Liberal Studies

Teacher Certification BA and MAT certification Elementary school (grades K-9) Secondary school (grades 6-12) Certification at the secondary level in mathematics, English, history, chemistry Pre-Professional Programs and biology Pre-Health (medicine, K-12 certification in visual art, dentistry, veterinary, Spanish, and French nursing, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, public health) Pre-Law

lAke FOResT COlleGe AT A GlANCe StudeNt Body • 1,600 students • 80% of students live on campus INteRNatIoNaL FoCuS lan • Community of students from 47 states and 81 countries oitanretnI • Students study abroad in more than 30 different countries

tseW ChICaGo CoNNeCtIoNS • Lake Forest In The Loop Program: Students live in Chicago completing internships and taking courses htuo • Center for Chicago Programs: An on-campus office devoted to S connecting students with Chicago tsaeht

CLaSS oF 2017 admISSIoN StatIStICS • Applied: 3,773 • Accepted: 2,145 (57% acceptance rate) • Enrolled: 404 • Applications from 113 countries and 50 states StudeNt Body GeoGRaphIC RepReSeNtatIoN

International 16%


oN dIStINCtIve aCademIC pRoGRamS • Nearly half of all students double major tsewd • Dual degree programs in law, international studies, engineering, iM and pharmacy • 3-year accelerated BA programs in communication and philosophy sionill I • Honors Fellow Program: Opportunities for a select group of high-achieving students • Richter Scholar Program: One-on-one research opportunities with a professor during the summer after the first year • Grace Groner Grant Program: Funded off-campus study, internship, and service opportunities • Independent Scholar Program: Student-designed major

West 8%

Illinois 54%

South 4% Midwest 13%

Northeast 5%

top 5 deGReeS awaRded • Economics • Communication • Politics • Business • Biology aN aCtIve StudeNt LIFe • More than 50 clubs and organizations • 17 Division III varsity sports


INteRNShIpS • Internships are abundant in Chicago and the surrounding area • Complete up to three for-credit internships • The Career Advancement Center offers programs and personal counseling and begins working with students during their first year


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• 35 miles from Midway Airport

• Metra Train from Chicago’s Ogilvie Station

women’s varsity: basketball, cross country, handball, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. men’s varsity: basketball, cross country, football, handball, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis. Our colors are red and black; our mascot is Boomer the black bear.

• 25 miles from O’Hare International Airport

• 54 miles from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee

Lake Forest has 17 varsity intercollegiate teams, known as the Foresters. More than half of Lake Forest students participate in Division III varsity athletics or are involved in club or intramural sports.

Lake Forest College 555 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2338 800-828-4751 847-735-5000

O’Hare Int’l Airport Chicago

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Lake Forest CoLLege • Small classes and easy access to professors provide a serious advantage • Exceptional programs that prepare students for careers in health care, finance, business, and more • Abundant internships in Chicagoland • A large and powerful alumni network helps students achieve career success • Students from nearly every state and 81 countries provide a diverse and global experience

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